> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tan, Jianfeng
> Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 11:15 AM
> To: Chen, Junjie J <junjie.j.c...@intel.com>; y...@fridaylinux.org;
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] doc: add driver limitation for vhost dequeue zero copy
> On 3/9/2018 6:07 PM, Junjie Chen wrote:
> > In vhost-switch example, when binding nic to vfio-pci with iommu
> > enabled, dequeue zero copy cannot work in VM2NIC mode due to no iommu
> > dma mapping is setup for guest memory currently.
> > Signed-off-by: Junjie Chen <junjie.j.c...@intel.com>
> > ---
> > Changes in V3:
> > - update limitation to iommu
> > Changes in V2:
> > - add doc in vhost lib
> > doc/guides/prog_guide/vhost_lib.rst | 5 +++++
> > doc/guides/sample_app_ug/vhost.rst | 5 ++++-
> > 2 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/vhost_lib.rst
> > b/doc/guides/prog_guide/vhost_lib.rst
> > index 18227b6..06d214f 100644
> > --- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/vhost_lib.rst
> > +++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/vhost_lib.rst
> > @@ -83,6 +83,11 @@ The following is an overview of some key Vhost API
> > of those segments, thus the fewer the segments, the quicker we will
> > the mapping. NOTE: we may speed it by using tree searching in
> > + * zero copy does not work when using driver with iommu mode
> > + currently, this
> Considering FreeBSD driver nic_uio does not support iommu, we can make
> "driver" more explicitly. For example,
> "driver with iommu mode" -> "vfio-pci with iommu mode"
> > + is because we don't setup iommu dma mapping for guest memory.
> > For example, when you bind device to vfio-pci driver, you need to set
> > driver to
> work in noiommu mode.
> Reword the above sentence a little bit:
> "If vfio-pci is a must in your case, insert vfio-pci kernel module in noiommu
Will update, thanks.
> > +
> > - ``RTE_VHOST_USER_IOMMU_SUPPORT``
> > IOMMU support will be enabled when this flag is set. It is
> > disabled by diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/vhost.rst
> > b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/vhost.rst
> > index a4bdc6a..f0bb169 100644
> > --- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/vhost.rst
> > +++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/vhost.rst
> > @@ -147,7 +147,10 @@ retries on an RX burst, it takes effect only when rx
> retry is enabled. The
> > default value is 15.
> > **--dequeue-zero-copy**
> > -Dequeue zero copy will be enabled when this option is given.
> > +Dequeue zero copy will be enabled when this option is given. it is
> > +worth to note that if NIC is binded to driver with iommu enabled,
> > +dequeue zero copy cannot work at VM2NIC mode (vm2vm=0) due to
> > +currently we don't setup iommu dma mapping for guest memory.
> > **--vlan-strip 0|1**
> > VLAN strip option is removed, because different NICs have different
> > behaviors